Flora Lofts should break ground in the Arts District this summer. So let’s look into this whole affordable artists’ housing deal. Hmmm. Sounds like a trip to Seattle is called for.
Archive: 'Architecture/Urban Planning'
The poles in the water near the Bath House — the ones all the birds like — are not just some abandoned dock. But they look like that, which is why some groups are pushing for their removal. Or renovation.
Probably not. But mostly because of who their customers are, says The New Yorker.
More than 80 plays, movies, festivals, operas, concerts and other art events to keep you busy – and remind you of the city’s year-round rich cultural life.
Who’s that, you ask? Well, more than 26 million people have visited his best-known landmark, a building that received a ‘design of the decade’ award (for the ’60s) and in the ’90s received a 25-year award for excellence.
The findings from last summer’s survey of Dallas-area artists are out – and they certainly support low-income housing for artists. But the leading non-profit that develops such projects says it can’t try one in Dallas – yet.
West Dallas has been the new frontier for awhile now – for North Texas artists on the hunt for affordable work spaces. There have been hitches, though – fears of artists carpetbagging a poor Hispanic community, uncertainty about future development. Then Arthur Peña came home.
Time to put on your walking shoes with this week’s Spotlight.
She’s Virginia Savage McAlester, her family’s lived in the same Swiss Avenue home since 1921, her mother rescued other homes on Swiss and the daughter is now the author of the ‘magisterial’ A Field Guide to American Houses – just in case you didn’t know.
Architecture critic Martin Filler weighs in, and can’t help looking longingly at Louis Kahn’s Kimbell – and Piano’s own Nasher Sculpture Center.